Tuesday, April 13, 2004 
                                     1:00 p.m. 
                                   Senate Chamber 
         Pursuant to a notice posted in accordance with Senate Rule  
         11.18, a public hearing of the Senate Committee on Health &  
         Human Services was held on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, in the  
         Senate Chamber at Austin, Texas. 
         MEMBERS PRESENT:                        MEMBERS ABSENT: 
         Senator Jane Nelson, Chair              Senator Mario Gallegos,  
         Senator Kyle Janek                      Senator Royce West 
         Senator John Carona 
         Senator Bob Deuell 
         Senator Jon Lindsay 
         Senator Judith Zaffirini 
         The Chair called the meeting to order at 1:05 p.m.  The  
         following business was transacted:   
         The Chair welcomed Committee members and gave opening remarks. 
         The Chair opened the floor to invited testimony. 
         The Chair opened the floor to public testimony. 
         Witnesses testifying on charge # 7 are shown on the attached  
         A quorum was established at 1:42 p.m. 
         Senator Janek moved adoption of the interim committee rules.   
         Without objection, the rules were adopted. 
         The Chair closed public testimony.  
         There being no further business, at 2:25 p.m. Senator Janek  
         moved that the Committee stand recessed subject to the call of  
         the Chair.  Without objection, it was so ordered.   
         Senator Jane Nelson, Chair 
         Travis Broussard, Clerk